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The chronicles of the Marr family reach back into Scottish history to an ancient tribe known as the Picts. The ancestors of the Marr family lived in a place called Mar, which was in the county of Aberdeen. It may come from the Old Norse word marr, which was an extremely rare word, that was usually associated with the sea, but sometimes referred to a marsh or a fen. In this sense, Marr would be a habitational name.

Marr Early Origins



The surname Marr was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Marr Spelling Variations


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Marr Spelling Variations



When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations every time they were written. Marr has been written Marr, Mar, Marre, Mare and others.

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Marr Early History


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Marr Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marr research. Another 394 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1120, 1296, and 1353 are included under the topic Early Marr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Marr Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Marr Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Marr Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Marr:

Marr Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christopher Marr, who settled in Virginia in 1715
  • Alexander Marr who settled in Maryland in 1747
  • James Marr, who settled in Virginia in 1774

Marr Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George, Jacob, John, Peter and Thomas Marr, who arrived in Pennsylvania between 1800 and 1870

Marr Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Marr, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Timaru" in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Marr (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Marr (post 1700)



  • William B. Marr, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1908
  • William A. Marr, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1896
  • Vernon Waldo Marr (b. 1891), American Republican politician, Massachusetts Republican State Chair, 1935-36; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1940
  • Parker E. Marr, American Republican politician, Member of Maine State House of Representatives from Lincoln County, 1919-20
  • Robert Hardin Marr (1820-1892), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1876
  • P. M. Marr, American politician, Member of Missouri State Senate 6th District, 1946
  • Leland T. Marr, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Kalamazoo County 2nd District, 1942
  • Howard Marr, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Vermont, 1952
  • J. L. Marr, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1916
  • George Washington Lent Marr (1779-1856), American politician, Representative from Tennessee at-large, 1817-19; Delegate to Tennessee State Constitutional Convention, 1834
  • ... (Another 20 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Marr Historic Events


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Marr Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Ian C C Marr (b. 1920), Scottish Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Morningside, Edinburgh, Scotland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    2. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    3. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    4. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    5. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    6. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    10. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
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    The Marr Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Marr Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 2 December 2016 at 16:34.

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